What to do and When
Inquire about career options
- Assess your interest, abilities, and values.
- Explore the various degrees that Mines offers.
- Get to know your faculty and your peer Advisor.
- Volunteer on campus and in the community.
- Attend the School of Mines Career Fairs.
- Develop good study habits.
- Discuss your career interests with faculty, students, alumni, and Career Center staff.
- Join at least one student organization and participate in extracurricular activities.
- If still deciding a major, take an interest inventory assessment offered by the Career Center.
Explore career choices
- Attend Mines Career Fairs and visit with prospective employers.
- Talk to your advisor and develop a curriculum plan that includes a co-op or an internship.
- Register with the Career Center's online system and familiarize yourself with its services.
- Apply for a summer internship or co-op.
- Write a resume and cover letter.
- Attend the Career Center's professional development workshops.
- Get involved in student activities.
- Attend employer information meetings held on campus.
- Identify three skills sought by employers and plan how to acquire those skills.
Confirm career decisions
- Update your resume in the Career Center's online system to reflect internship/co-op experience.
- Join the student professional chapter in your career field.
- Visit with employers attending Mines Career Fairs about co-op and internship opportunities.
- Schedule a mock interview with the Career Center.
- Participate in professional development activities.
- Compile an inventory of your qualifications and skills relevant to your career goals.
- Volunteer with campus or community organizations.
- Seek opportunities to develop your leadership skills and experiences.
Prepare to enter your career field
- Develop a plan to search for jobs or graduate school.
- Write a clear and concise career objective.
- Update your resume in the Career Center's online system.
- Visit with as many prospective employers as possible at the Mines Career Fairs.
- Compile a list of your skills, accomplishments, projects, and work experiences when preparing for interviews.
- Apply for on-campus interviews through the Career Center's system.
- Select your best references, ask their permission, and provide them with your resume.
- Network with alumni, faculty, and other students with similar career interests.
- Continually check the Career Center's job postings and conduct electronic job searches.
- If planning to attend graduate school, know the admission procedures and deadlines.